Naomi Greenfield lives outside Boston with her husband and two tiny activists. She works designing online learning experiences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. After the election, she has been spending time and energy to learn more about being an anti-racist educator and to run for her local town legislative body, Arlington Town Meeting. She is a fierce member of the Resistance. She can also make balloon animals.
This week, on the darkest day of the year so far, I found comfort in the dark drive home with my kids up a long hilly street in our neighborhood. As we drove higher and higher up the hill, the…Christmas lights became more abundant and spectacular, dotting a sea of blackness with color and zigzag designs. It looked magical. It felt hopeful. The lights buoyed my spirits. I didn't always feel that way. Growing up, I absolutely hated Christmas. Everything about it — the music, the commercials, the "holiday" specials, the colors red and… >> Read More
Thanks — or no thanks — to Facebook’s “On This Day” feature, every day this past month, I’ve been reminded of memories that go straight from my computer screen to a pit in my…stomach. On this day last year, I was at the Hillary for America campaign headquarters in Manchester, New Hampshire, picking up a canvassing packet. On this day last year, I was with my 6-year-old daughter, waiting in line for four hours to see Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. And then one I woke up today: On… >> Read More
By now, you may be one of the thousands of people who have seen, shared, tweeted, or retweeted this picture of a little girl with the Hermione sign at the Women’s March this weekend. It was taken…at the Boston Women’s March and has appeared in various “best of” lists, including ones in Bustle, Buzzfeed, and A Mighty Girl. People posted the image with captions like “THIS,” “I’m crying,” “She knows what’s up,” and, “These Hermione signs are so lit,” and in many other languages I’m assuming saying the same thing. I… >> Read More